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Pleasantly Surprised

posted by CaptainX79 (SCHENECTADY, NY) May 13, 2011

Member since Feb 2007

87 out of 97 gamers (90%) found this review helpful

I read the reviews, I did some research, and I rented it anyways. I must say to my surprise I am really enjoying this game, I went in with low expectations like I usually do for these kind of games and I actually like it.

The graphics look alright, the music and sound F/X are not annoying, and the voice overs are hit or miss. Honestly that kind of stuff isn't make or break for me, gameplay is. That being said and due to others reviews I was expecting a hybrid of assassins creed, fable, and Viking. I just don't see it, this game is like no other action RPG I've played in recent memory and I play them all. The levels play out in a straight forward fashion you are given quest objectives on your mini map and bonus objectives; you can go for the extra points or just do the minimum to progress further. I really like that you can play through the whole game with a friend, doing combos together and solving puzzles. I also like the addition of using the right bumper to search for clues; once you find a trail of footprints you can then follow them to treasure or enemy battles. Speaking of fighting the controls are responsive and this is were the similarities come in, it's just like fable or assassins creed in that respect but also like every other game in the genre. After saying all that I must say that some battles are hard and quite frustrating but I am also playing on hard so they are much easier on lower difficulties.

All in all I realized I just wrote a novel my apologies. I suggest that people make there own judgments on these kind of games, I myself have truly enjoyed playing it other's may not worth a rent if you can look beyond some minor flaws you might find yourself pleasantly surprised.

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Very Good

Decent game

posted by BROCK_SAMSON (FOREST FALLS, CA) Aug 12, 2011

Member since May 2011

14 out of 16 gamers (88%) found this review helpful

Everybodies reviews about assassins creed and fable hybrids, dont do this justice. The graphics are a little outdated, the voiceovers are subpar, the focus should be on the game.....the fact that it is a total coop experience is great. Theres so much to find and complete. The story is interesting in the biblical conspiracy sense. Once your characters are built up, the games a blast. Once i completed my characters, i played through again on hard and they game was even better the second time. The DLC arena is worth the extra 400 ms points and achievements. Fun game. Definitly worth a rent. Drop in and drop out splitscreen is a positive as well for the kids and the wife to jump in and hack and slash away. Good game in its OWN right. Its not a fable or assassins creed in any sense.

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posted by zeroxhavok (LA MIRADA, CA) May 19, 2011

Member since May 2009

5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful

By no means is this game going to win Game of the Year. But what you do have is a decent game with a pretty strong story. The controllers are basic and the game is your run of the mill hack and slash. The voice acting and character capture do not even come close to matching up. But for some reason I keep pressing start on this game, and that's partially due to nostalgia. If you were a fan of old Xbox/PS2 RPG's (Enclave/Bard's Tale/etc.) then this game might be for you.

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